Glenn L Silverii
Glenn L. Silverii specializes exclusively in the
field of workers' compensation defense. Mr.
Silverii has extensive experience in handling
all aspects of workers' compensation defense,
including trial, and appellate work; as well as
defending claims for benefits pursuant to Labor
Code section 132a, and serious and willful
misconduct claims. Also, Mr. Silverii has
participated in numerous seminars on topics
related to workers' compensation, as well as
having drafted and prepared various publications
on issues pertaining to workers' compensation.
Mr. Silverii received his Juris Doctor from
Southwestern University, School of Law in 1979,
and bachelor's degree from California State
University at Northridge. He was admitted to the
California State Bar in 1979, and began
practicing civil litigation in the areas of
liability defense and business law. Mr. Silverii
is admitted to practice before the United States
Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, and the
United States District Court for the Southern
and Central Districts of California. Mr. Silverii also participated in a special pro bono
program with the Office of the Los Angeles City
Attorney, and prosecuted criminal jury trials.
Also, when Mr. Silverii was doing business
litigation, he was an attorney for the plaintiff
in the landmark case of Baar v. Tigerman (1983)
140 Cal.App.3d 979, in which the immunity
protection for arbitrators was pierced. As a
result, Mr. Silverii has authored various
articles on arbitration, including one entitled
“Commercial Arbitration-Safeguards Needed?” (4
CEB California Business Law Rptr.)
Mr. Silverii's professional affiliations include
membership in the State Bar of California,
Orange County Workers' Compensation Forum, Los
Angeles and Orange County Bar Association,
American Bar Association, Southern California
Self-Insured Association, a member of the
section on workers' compensation with the State
Bar of California, as well as a member of the
California Workers' Compensation Defense
Scott K. Kubis
Mr. Kubis is a partner and senior member of Glenn Silverii and Associates. He graduated Magma Cum Laude, receiving his Juris Doctor from San Diego School of Law in 1990. He was also a member of Law Review and Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society. Mr. Kubis received his BA in 1985 from San Diego State University and while there was on the Dean's List and a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
Before coming to Glenn Silverii and Associates in June 2002, Mr. Kubis was a partner in a national civil litigation firm. Mr. Kubis has spent his nearly 30-year career vigorously representing the needs and interests of employers, public entities, insurance carriers and third-party administrators. Mr. Kubis specializes in civil litigation, subrogation, and worker’s compensation litigation including defending against Labor Code 132(a), and Serious and Willful. He has experience in trials, both civil and worker's compensation, settlements and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
Mr. Kubis is an active member of the California State Bar Association, is admitted to practice for both the State and Federal courts in California, and has successfully brought hundreds of matters to conclusion through trial and/or settlement.
Peter J. Gorelick
Peter J. Gorelick specializes
in the field of workers' compensation defense. He
has more than 30 years of experience defending
employers and carriers in workers' compensation
courts throughout Southern California. This
experience ranges from initial discovery through
trial and appeal. Mr. Gorelick was employed as an
attorney by CIGNA Corporation for more than 18
years. He was the managing attorney for CIGNA's
Orange County and Riverside offices, supervising a
staff of 14 attorneys.
Mr. Gorelick received his undergraduate degree from
the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from the
University of San Fernando Valley, College of Law in 1978. During law school,
Mr. Gorelick worked as a law clerk for the Los
Angeles County District Attorney's office. He was
admitted to the State Bar of California in 1979. He
is also admitted to practice before the United
States District Court for the Central District of
Mr. Gorelick is a past vice-president of programs
and membership for the Southern California Workers'
Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. He
formerly served that organization as a member of
its Board of Directors. He has also been a member of
the Board of Directors of the statewide Workers'
Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. Mr. Gorelick
has been certified by the State Bar of California
as a provider for Continuing Legal Education
training. He has arranged numerous legal and medical
training seminars for attorneys, employers, claims
processionals and doctors. He has professional
affiliations with many legal and claims organization
through the Southern California area.
Lisa Cheung received her Juris
Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law
in 1999. While attending Southwestern, Ms. Cheung
was an editor of the Southwestern Journal of Law and
Trade in the Americas and received the American
Jurisprudence Award for Contracts. During this time,
Ms. Cheung also worked as a law clerk for the United
States Attorney Office in the Organized Crime Drug
Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and violent crimes
section, Universal Studios in the New Media section
as well as Van Nuys Superior Court in law and
motion. Ms. Cheung received her Bachelor of Arts
degree in Philosophy from the University of
California at Riverside in 1993.
Ms. Cheung began her career in workers' compensation
in 2000 representing carriers, third party
administrators and employers in workers'
compensation defense. Her 15 years of workers'
compensation experience includes all aspects of
discovery matters, trial and appeals of workers'
compensation matters. She also has experience in
defending against 132a claims and Serious & Willful
Ms. Cheung has dedicated her legal career to
representing the client's objectives aggressively
and bringing cases to resolution as quickly as
possible. Ms. Cheung's litigation philosophy is to
provide specialized representation of each
individual case developing creative and innovative
ideas to serve the client's financial and litigation
goals. Throughout all stages of litigation, Ms.
Cheung is committed to exploring all options of
litigation and resolution to provide the best
representation to meet the client's needs.
Mr. Kaplan specializes in the field of workers'
compensation defense, having worked in the field
since 2006. Mr. Kaplan has handled all varieties of
workers' compensation cases for self-insured private
employers, employers with high-retention deductible
policies, insurance companies, third party
administrators and self-insured public entities.
Mr. Kaplan received his Juris Doctor from UCLA in
2005. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
History from the University of California Berkeley
Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice before the United
States District Court for the Central District of
California and the 9th Circuit of the United States
Court of Appeals. Mr. Kaplan was admitted to the
California State Bar in 2005.
Before entering the practice of Law, Mr. Kaplan
worked as a political consultant during the 2005
California special election. He was also a
successful contestant on the television program
David B. Park
Mr. David Park received his Juris Doctor in 2000
from University of California, Los Angeles. While
attending the UCLA, he was a member of the Asian
American Law Journal and Korean American Bar
Association. As an active member of the California
State Bar since July 2000, Mr. Park has been
admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in
Mr. Park has experience in insurance defense
litigation and Workers' Compensation defense. He
specialized in the defense of Workers' Compensation
claims on behalf of various large insurance
carriers, self-insurance administrators as well as
both private and public self-insured employers,
including municipalities and school districts.
He prepared and handled all stages of discovery,
including depositions of applicants, witnesses as
well as expert witnesses such as AMEs and QMEs. He
also drafted various pleadings including petition
for reconsiderations and trial briefs before the
WCAB. He has represented client's interest at
hearings such as Mandatory Settlement Conferences
and Trials to resolve cases or to litigate them if
there should be no negotiated settlements.
In addition to the insurance defense litigation
experience, he handled complex civil litigation and
corporate transactional issues. He litigated and or
resolved many cases to successful conclusion on
behalf of clients.
Mr. Park speaks fluent Korean.
Lisa M. Martin
Ms. Martin specializes in the field of Workers' Compensation defense and has vigorously represented carriers, third party administrators, and employers. Ms. Martin believes in taking an aggressive approach to handling files, is a stickler for thoroughness, and is a passionate advocate for her clients through the resolution of each and every claim.
Ms. Martin received her Juris Doctor degree from University at Buffalo in 2011. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Buffalo State College in 2007.
Before entering the Workers' Compensation field of law, Ms. Martin served as a licensing and copyright consultant to musical artists, gained invaluable civil litigation experience, and also traveled the world with a highly acclaimed musical group as part of its management team.
Ms. Martin has specialized in the defense of workers' compensation claims since 2015, and has been a member of the California State Bar for four years.
Ms. Martin was born and raised in Upstate New York, and is no stranger to heartbreak, having been a life-long Buffalo Bills fan. She enjoys live music, film, stand-up comedy, and cruising with her husband in their classic Triumph Roadster. She also enjoys hiking with her senior pup, Morty, and has dreams of someday starting a senior dog rescue organization.
Donna L. Lineberry
Donna Lineberry specializes in workers’ compensation defense. She has nine years of experience in the field defending employers and carriers in workers’ compensation courts throughout Southern California. Her experience ranges from the strategy at the inception of a claim, discovery, litigation, appeal, liens and contribution.
Ms. Lineberry received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for regional, national and international firms in North Carolina, Florida and California. Employers included Coopers & Lybrand in Jacksonville, Florida and BDO Seidman in California. She also worked in the private field as an Accounting Manager for a California employee-owned textile manufacturing company.
She then obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law in 2004. She became a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County and worked there from 2005 through 2011. As a Deputy Public Defender, Ms. Lineberry litigated multiple criminal jury trials, felony preliminary hearings, juvenile felony and misdemeanor bench trials and motions to suppress.
Ms. Lineberry began her career in workers’ compensation in 2011 and has aggressively defended employers and carriers throughout all stages of claims. She applies her advocacy skills learned as a Deputy Public Defender to her defense of workers’ compensation claims.
She is a member of the State Bar of California and Orange County Bar Association.